Sports briefs for March 10th-16th

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Boys’ High School Tennis

Hilton Head Christian shuts out Beaufort Academy

High school tennis teams — both’ boys’ and girls’ squads — are taking to courts throughout the state. Locally, in a highly-anticipated contest, Hilton Head Christian shut out Beaufort Academy 8-0 in a boys’ high school tennis season-opener on Tuesday, March 1.

Beaufort Academy found itself playing from behind in all matches in the outing against Hilton Head Christian. In a dominant boys’ high school tennis performance, Hilton Head Christian fared well throughout the early-season prep tennis meeting.

Hilton Head Christian excelled in both single and doubles competition. In singles, William Lindsey, James Carden, Daniel Richards, Mitchell Russell, Jeffrey Hiestand and Larry Lindsey posted wins for Hilton Head Christian during the season-opener. The doubles teams of William Lindsey/Carden and Kevin Williams/Hiestand posted wins for Hilton Head Christian.

Eagles beat Whale Branch, 6-1

Evening its record in the young 2016 season, Beaufort Academy beat Whale Branch 6-1 in a boys high school tennis meeting on Thursday. With the win, Beaufort evened its record to 1-1.

The Eagles controlled matches in singles and double competition. Helping to lead Beaufort Academy to the win, William Lindsey, James Carden, Daniel Richards, Mitchell Russell and Jeffrey Heistand earned singles wins.

In doubles competition, the duo of Larry Lindsey and Jack Staley won for the Beaufort Academy boys’ tennis team. The doubles team of Eryck Watton and Collin Roel claimed Whale Branch’s only victory in the matchup.

Boys’ High School Soccer

Beaufort Academy doubles up St. Andrews

Remaining in the win column late last week, Beaufort Academy doubled up St. Andrews 4-2 in an early-season boys’ high school soccer game on Thursday. With the win, Beaufort Academy moved to 2-0.

The Eagles excelled offensively and defensively throughout the regular-season high school soccer contest. Thomas Roddey paced Beaufort Academy offensively, scoring three of the Eagles’ four goals in the early-season victory. Nathaniel Keenan scored Beaufort Academy’s other goal in the triumph.

Aiding the Beaufort Academy offensive effort, Ryan Muniz, Joe Bhoi and Jacob Dalton delivered assists for the Eagles.

But it wasn’t just offensive highlights for the Beaufort Academy boys’ soccer team. Goalkeeper John Dastous, a talented defender, paced Beaufort Academy defensively, posting five saves for the winning team.

Beaufort Academy beats John Paul II, 6-3 

Thomas Roddey scored a game-high three goals to lead Beaufort Academy past John Paul II 6-3 in a boys’ high school soccer game on March 1st.The win allowed Beaufort Academy to open its season 1-0.John Paul II dropped to 0-2 with the loss.

Thomas Holliday, Jacob Dalton and Ryan Muniz chipped in one goal each for the Eagles. Joe Bhoi dished out three assists for the Eagles in the win. Aiding the Beaufort Academy offensive effort, Jacob Dalton posted one assist. Defensively for the Eagles, John Dastous provided four saves from his goalkeeper position.

Karl Johnson led John Paul II with two goals.

Boys’ High School Lacrosse

Duncan Marx scored six goals and recorded four assists to lead Hilton Head past Porter-Gaud 13-5 in a boys’ high school lacrosse game recently. Hilton Head pulled away for the impressive win over Porter-Gaud, using multiple runs to net the early-season victory.

With the win, Hilton Head improved to 3-1. Jack Flowers followed directly behind Marx in the Hilton Head scoring column. Flowers finished with five goals and two assists.

Pacing Hilton Head defensively, Colin Courtney delivered five takeaways and 14 ground balls. Courtney prevented Porter-Gaud from converting on several scoring opportunities. Through four games, Courtney had recorded 50 ground balls, which ranks him number one in the state in the category.

College Track & Field

Four Xavier University track and field athletes earned All-BIG EAST honors on Tuesday, March 1. The Musketeers recently completed action at the BIG EAST Indoor Track and Field Championships on Feb. 26-27 held at the Ocean Breeze Park Track & Field Athletic Complex in Staten Island, N.Y.

Zachary Polk highlighted the Xavier performances with a first-place finish in the long jump (7.18m). The sophomore from Hilton Head has now collected five medals at the conference championships during his career. Russell Platt also took the podium in the 60-meter dash as the junior posted a time of 6.92 — breaking his previous school record – to place third.

On the women’s side, freshman Kara Robinson placed third in the 60-meter hurdles, setting a new school record with a time of 8.85. Sydney Larkin also took the podium for the women as the junior took third in the 500-meter dash (1:14.47).All told, the Musketeers established five new school records at the championship meet.